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Homemade Croutons

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I have an addition to croutons.  It’s bad.  Like, really bad.  A Costco size bag would last a week, MAYBE two, in this place.  Therefore, I do not buy Costco size bags of croutons.  I don’t buy them at all actually.  Croutons are delish, but they are extra calories that I try to avoid.  Because, you know, then you can eat chocolate.

However, once and a while we do have croutons at home.  Mat makes awesome homemade croutons.  I failed at taking pictures last night, so you’ll have to just imagine.  It’s super easy:

You need:

  • a few slices of bread (we use the heel/butt pieces)
  • olive oil
  • spices according to your taste (garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, even red pepper is good)

What you do:

  • Dry out the bread either  by leaving it out on the counter for a few hours or putting it in a toaster oven on a low temperature for a while.  Check it every so often until it’s fairly crispy but not yet the texture of an actual crouton.
  • Cut into crouton size pieces
  • Put the pieces into a bowl with a little bit of olive oil and whatever spices you chose
  • Arrange them on a foil lined baking sheet and pop them in the toaster oven on a low temperature until they reach the desired crispiness
  • Dump them in a salad with your favorite dressing, toss, and enjoy!

YUM

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Author: Melissa

Getting healthy - mind, body, and soul.

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